General Awareness – September 2015 Vol. -2

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Dear Readers, we are bringing the second volume (Vol. II) of the most important events of September 2015 in Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format. This quiz would aptly test your attitude and knowledge about most recent happenings around us. We will keep adding more MCQs for your practice about Current Events as well as General Studies. So keep studying –

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1) The first-of-its-kind ‘India Rapid Reaction Cell’ was established during September 2015 at –
a) Pentagon (US)
b) The United Nations (UN)
c) EU Headquarters
d) World Bank

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2) ‘Lincoln House’, which was in the news during September 2015, is in –
a) Mumbai
b) Chennai
c) Kolkata
d) New Delhi

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3) Which city would host the XIX Asian Games 2022 as announced during September 2015?
a) Nagasaki (Japan)
b) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
c) Osaka (Japan)
d) Hangzhou (China)

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4) During September 2015 the RBI accorded “in-principal” approval to how many entities for operating small bank operations?
a) 15
b) 20
c) 10
d) 5

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5) A new constitution was adopted in Nepal on which date?
a) 15 September 2015
b) 20 September 2015
c) 22 September 2015
d) 25 September 2015

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6) Which state topped the first-ever ranking of States on the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in India, which was released by the World Bank during September 2015?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Maharashtra
c) Rajasthan
d) Gujarat

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7) The event titled ‘Shauryanjali’ is associated with –
a) A unique event associated with the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh
b) Memorial event associated with Shyama Prasad Mookerjee
c) Golden Jubilee of Indo-Pak War of 1965
d) Memorial event associated with Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay

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8) Which state during September 2015 declassified the 64 files associated with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose?
a) West Bengal
b) Tripura
c) Nagaland
d) Delhi

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9) Which South American country was struck by an 8.3 magnitude earthquake during September 2015?
a) Colombia
b) Brazil
c) Chile
d) Peru

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10) Malcolm Turnbull was appointed the new Prime Minister of which country during September 2015?
a) Australia
b) Belgium
c) Canada
d) Britain

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11) AUSINDEX-15, the first-ever bilateral naval exercise between India and Australia was held at –
a) Kochi
b) Chennai
c) Visakhapatnam
d) Goa

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12) During September 2015 Petlawad town of Madhya Pradesh came to news for a huge blast, in which around 100 persons died. This town is in which district of the state?
a) Sehore
b) Sagar
c) Jhabua
d) Satna

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13) “Ibrahimpatnam” village which came to news during September 2015, is in which state?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Andhra Pradesh
c) Telangana
d) Karnataka

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14) Which of the following cities started observing a ‘Car-Free Day’ on every Tuesday from September 2015?
a) Shimla
b) Coimbatore
c) Agra
d) Gurgaon

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15) What is the name of the new Office suite launched by Microsoft during September 2015?
a) Office Cloud
b) Office 2016
c) Office 2015
d) MS Cloud 2015

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16) Sunjeev Sahota, whose name came to prominence during September 2015, is –
a) a music director
b) a fashion designer
c) a writer
d) a film director

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17) Which global automobile group during September 2015 came under controversy pertaining to rigging of emission tests?
a) General Motors
b) Volkswagen
c) Toyota Motor Co.
d) Honda Motor Co.

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18) Which country defeated India in the Davis Cup World Group playoff played in New Delhi during September 2015?
a) Czech Republic
b) Serbia
c) Switzerland
d) Belgium

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19) Who won the men’s singles title of the US Open 2015 during September 2015?
a) Roger Federer
b) Rafael Nadal
c) Andy Murray
d) Novak Djokovic

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20) World welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fought his career’s last fight with which boxer during September 2015 to end his record at a very respectable 49-0?
a) Rocky Marciano
b) Andre Berto
c) Manny Pacquiao
d) Victor Postol

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1) a. Explanation: ‘India Rapid Reaction Cell’ – the first-ever country specific special cell in the US defence headquarters with the objective of speeding up its defence ties with India.

2) a. Explanation: ‘Lincoln House’ is located in the Breach Candy area of south Mumbai, which was used to house the US consulate. It came to news as it was purchased for Rs. 750 crore by leading industrialist Cyrus Poonawalla.

3) d. Explanation: Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang Province, was announced as the host city of the 2022 Asian Games.

4) c. Explanation: Ushering another banking revolution in the country, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 16 September 2015 accorded “in-principal” approval for 10 small finance banks. These banks will focus on small geographies for operations but with a strong capital base.

5) b.

6) d. Explanation: The World Bank on 14 September 2015 released the first ever ranking of States on the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in India. Gujarat topped this list, followed by Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand.

7) c. Explanation: ‘Shauryanjali’ is the name of the exhibition that was started on 15 September 2015 at the India Gate lawns in New Delhi to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Indo-Pak War of 1965.

8) a.

9) c. Explanation: An earthquake measuring 8.3 on Richter scale hit Chile’s central region on 16 September.

10) a. Explanation: Turnball replaced Tony Abbott to become Australia’s fourth Prime Minister in just over two years.

11) c.

12) c. Explanation: Petlawad is a small town in Madhya Pradesh’s Jhabua district with a population of over 15 thousand. It came to news on 12 September 2015 for a huge blast in which over 100 persons were killed.

13) b. Explanation: The event of linking Godavari and Krishna rivers was performed at Ibrahimpatnam village near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.

14) d. Explanation: From 22 September 2015, Haryana’s Gurgaon city started observing a car-free day every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

15) b. Explanation: Office 2016 is the latest addition to Microsoft’s cloud-based subscription service Office 365.

16) c. Explanation: Sunjeev Sahota, the British author of Indian origin, was short-listed for 2015 Man Booker Prize his book ‘The Year of the Runaways’.

17) b.

18) a. Explanation: Czech Republic defeated India 3-1 in the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie.

19) d. Explanation: Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in the final of US Open to win his 10th Grand Slam title.

20) b. Explanation: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (US) ended his illustrious boxing career on 12 September 2015 with a win over Andre Berto to claim the 49th and final win of his career. He thus ended his career with a 49-0 record.

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